Anthony Bennett Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, But It Won’t Impact His Top Draft Pick

Posted on

One of the top 5 draft prospects, Anthony Bennett, will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder, sidelining him for 4 months.

Anthony Bennett’s shoulder surgery won’t disadvantage the Canadian forward in the NBA draft, due June 27th, but may rob him of the opportunity to prove himself early in pre-draft workouts and summer games. Some NBA teams may be wary of the seriousness of the injury, but if the shoulder surgery is done properly, it won’t be an issue for Bennett’s future career.

“If Anthony has successful surgery using the newer implants that are now available, his physical therapists can safely be more aggressive with his rehab and quite possibly get him to play 4 months after surgery. “, Manhatthan Orthopedic Care’s physician Dr. Armin Tehrany said.

The 6 foot 8 versatile Bennet averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in the one year at UNLV, and was voted 2012-13 Mountain West Freshman of the Year. Being immensely talented with explosiveness that will contribute his future NBA team, there is no doubt that Bennet will return stronger than ever.

(Featured image courtesy of Washington Post)